Some seeds need a lot of time to germinate. Half Evidence ( Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul ) new album Graines de silence is composed of 2 tracks selected from a batch of improvisation sessions recorded in january and april 2013. Topics: experimental, improvisation, noise, Half Evidence, Charles premier, Kecap Tuyul
Sysma was founded around the end of 2015 by 3 improvisers of the XtetX Collective (Torbill, Kecap Tuyul, X_pharmaka) and sice then has regularily included other members of the XtetX (Siu, Charles premier). In this project they create ritualistic atmospheres with a marked focus on voices, but without stylistic limits nor planned structures. Their first album Revenances is an adventurous sonic odissey haunted by screaming guitars, possessed voices, swirling electronic noises, massive drones.... Topics: improvisation, ritual, shamanic, noise, drone, Sysma, eg0cide, Torbill, Kecap Tuyul, X_pharmaka
Julien A. Lacroix (born 1984) is a recording artist who focuses on acoustic experimentations and processing. Cephalophoria is a mix between recorded materials and improvisation with virtual instruments. Like Julien's previous works, this album shows a great attention in details of production and composition. The result is smooth experimental in the same time. It can be enjoyed as background music but deserves a close listening to discover its subtle and strange beauty. Miles Vaughn aka Strange... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: experimental, noise, improvisation, acoustic, processing, drone, ambient, soundscape
psph.S is the duo of Missing O and Kecap Tuyul , 2 founding members of the XtetX Collective . They regularily play together since the end of 2014, mostly in the trio psoph.OS and the XtetX Ensemble. In december 2015 they decided to create a new project in which they wont use their usual tools (computer for Missing O, prepared guitar for Kecap Tuyul). Instead, they both have chosen to play with some junk material : everyday objects, cheap microphones, effects, and usually unwanted sounds : buzz,... Topics: psph.S, Missing O, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide, experimental, improvisation, noise
Ujjaya is a french ethno-ambient musician with malagasy roots. His music is mainly a reflection of his yoga practice and of his travel through Asia for spiritual purposes . Before becoming public as Ujjaya in 2011 , Hery Randraimbololona stayed in seclusion for 15 years coming out for pilgrimage and once in a year for a live radio show. The Landing Zone is a testimony of this era. Click on the picture to visit the download page on archive.org Topics: ambient, ethno-ambient, Ujjaya, eg0cide
(Re)(WC)erbourddhoneXL is the fourth volume of the perfect failure (?) / l'échec parfait (?) featuring l'anorkhestra , Ayato , Charles premier , Doc Demagol , Doedelzak , Extrasystole , Ghosts Don't Exist , melophobia , Princesse Pute , Kecap Tuyul - and some anonymous contributions With special thanks to Siu. We fear this stuff is not bad enough. We have to make something worse, so your contributions are still welcome for next volumes. Don't be shy and send us your most disastrous sounds. Topics: lo-fi, cut and paste, experimental, l'échec parfait (?), the perfect failure (?)
Geosmin is an ambient/drone duo composed of Jules/Valentin (guitar etc) and Manuel Devier aka 3EHNT (bass), who are also members of the french XtetX Collective. Their half improvised music is mostly harmonious and dreamy. On Adrift in the Backland they are joined by two other members of the XtetX Collective : Doedelzak (synth) and Kecap Tuyul (prepared guitar etc), who regularily play in duo as Onde Poussière . The 3 tracks of the album were recorded on a rainy afternoon of july 2015 in Kecap... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, improvisation, Geosmin, Jules/Valentin, Manuel Devier, 3EHNT,...
Janne Nummela (b. 1973) is a Finnish experimental artist working in the intersection of the technology and creativity with process art attitude. He has released four albums of experimental multigenre music, five volumes of poetry and installed a number of visual art exhibitions. Level Crossing is part of a larger composition process started early 2015. It uses multiple ingredients and is polymetric in rhytmical nature. It combines sounds from field recordings, speech, virtual analog... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Janne Nummela, experimental, process music, contemporary, synthesizers, field recordings, eg0cide
2Kutup (aka Pinar Akbay ) and Delikbeyin (aka Ibrahim Bayram ) are 2 experimental musicians from Turkey. In their split EP Susurrous they focus on electronic deep and dark atmospheres. Ghostly drones, trembling winds, melancolic piano echoes and muffled slow beats - all these elements blend smoothly and form a perfect soundtrack for winter. Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, 2Kutup, Delikbeyin, Pinar Akbay, Ibrahim Bayram, eg0cide
You find that we publish too many releases of Eurovision Über Alles ? Here comes a new one. You will thank us later. Topics: experimental, industrial, noise, dark ambient, Eurovision Über Alles, eg0cide
One year after his debut album Terrorism , one-man band N. Fushigi is back on eg0cide with a second opus called Invisible . Once again an effective mixture of catchy industrial rock and dark ambiences served with an excellent sense of timing and arrangements. This could be the soundtrack of an experimental cyberpunk thriller, but doesn't need any narrative plot to keep the listener's attention. Topics: dark ambient, darkwave, industrial, N. Fushigi, eg0cide
Half Evidence ( Kecap Tuyul and Charles premier) and Now Cut (Stéphanie Briand and Philippe Desclais) are two french bands with many common points : all their members are self-taught (and not really interested in learning how to play music "normally"), they like unexpected sounds and strange soundscapes, they use modified and/or home made instruments, they love to play with other improvisers / experimental bands. So it's no surprise that they decided to try to play together shortly... Topics: improvisation, home made instruments, prepared guitar, Half Evidence, Now Cut, Stéphanie Briand,...
Doedelzak and Kecap Tuyul met in spring 2015 thanks to improvisation sessions of the XtetX Collective . They then decide to play as a duo that wants to develop a more focused sound : Onde Poussière . Their music relies on a careful mutual listening and a quite restrained palette. It gives a particular attention to contrasts, silences, subtle shifts - but can also be quite agitated and even noisy sometimes. Their first album Silent Rain consists of 2 unedited improvisation recorded on october... Topics: experimental, analog synthesizer, improvisation, prepared guitar, Onde Poussière, Doedelzak, Kecap...
As the (sub)title of his new EP suggests, Massimo Brazzini continues to explore the subconscious of sound (and the sound of subconscious?). Fantasmatica offers a deep inner trip into a world full of strange and familiar shadows. Topics: ambient, ambient noise, dark ambient, drone, experimental, Massimo Brazzini, eg0cide
While Kecap Tuyul 's previous album Tunnel Songs was the result of years of slow work, Trois Clous documents it's rawer improvisations with voice and prepared, guitar. Each track was recorded in one day, 2 of them contain no overdubs at all. Three outlines of an obscure world, where echoes of ritual industrial, subdued bits of minimalist repetitive noisy rock, feedbacky drone (or is it drony feedback ?) get mashed in in a halo of lo-fi murkiness... Topics: experimental, improvisation, industrial, ritual, noise, drone, prepared guitar, voice, Kecap Tuyul,...
Parker Weston is a multimedia artist creating music as Stembreo In The Catamite he teamed with ZH (Zach Hallquist ) to create an amazing multidimensional soundcape. While most of the tracks are based on melancolic dark ambiences, they are often enhanced and distructured by unexpected sound-collages. A rich and disorienting work that deserves several listenings to fully apreciate its paradixical coherence. Topics: dark ambient, experimental, industrial, noise, sound collage, ZH, Zach Hallquist, Stembreo, Parker...
Your old "friend" Eurovision Über Alles invites you for a ride on his new mystery train. Don't say no. Satisfied or your money back. The Cürhator Topics: dark ambient, experimental, industrial, noise, Eurovision Über Alles, eg0cide
4 years after the EP Box of Matches (in collaboration with Meklabor), Ars Sonor comes back on eg0cide with a full length album based on field recordings made near the Baltic Sea (Himmerfjärden and Baggensfjärden) in May 2012 and May 2013 respectively, lake Mälaren in June 2013, and lake Trekanten in September 2014. Here we have 4 spacious soundscapes that grow slowly layer after layer and offer not only deep drones but also a hint of atmospheric post-rock. The flawless sound production and... Topics: ambient, drone, field recordings, post-rock, Ars Sonor, eg0cide
Playing for Oblivion is an experimental ambient project by Boban Ristevski. His EP Stones offer 2 minimalist and melancolic drone. A solemn, simple and effective soundtrack for autumn. Topics: ambient, drone, Playing for Oblivion, eg0cide
In our times, it is hard to still believe in something like "harmony of the spheres". Instead, people like Cody Ban (a duo featuring Lorsen (aka Slo-Blo ) and Iban) try to extract some kind of "beauty" from the depths of some subdued rumbling chaos. Using only guitars (with a bunch of stompboxes effects) they produce some of the most adventurous and cosmic drone guitar music I've heard since a long time. Piece after piece, their nicely titled-album Sustained Neighbor-tones... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, guitar, shoegaze, Cody Ban, eg0cide
We are glad to publish the fst EP of Rama Yakub , an Indonesian noise and ambient music project of Dani Satria , from Jakarta. Time, the deer, is in the Wood of Hallaig consists of 4 ghostly folk songs that seem to be broadcasted by a parasited radio station from an imaginary but strangely familiar world. A raw, lo-fi, addictive and intriguing debut that makes us curious to hear more... Topics: experimental, lo-fi, ghost folk, ambient, noise, Rama Yakub, Dani Satria, eg0cide
Doedelzak is a french musician (pianist / composer / improviser) who recently came under eg0cide's radar, thanks fo "friends of friends" who led him to participate to the free improvisation collective XtetX since may 2015. Through his diverse musical tastes (early "krautrock", electronica, traditional musics from various regions of the world, contemporary & medieval composers) and activities, Doedelzak focuses on the use of a few elements (intervals, rythmic patterns,... Topics: ambient, drone, minimalism, Doedelzak, eg0cide
This 2nd album of the XtetX was recorded before the first published one Nabemono (recorded in may 2015). At this time (november-december 2014), the XtetX had no name yet, and comprised only 3 members : Jules/Valentin , Kecap Tuyul and Missing O . Their will to play with other improvisers progressively led them to define themselves as an open collective with a variable team, rather than a band with a permanent staff. The title (2X2)² is an allusion to the album 2X2 (eg0cide productions, 2012)... Topics: improvisation, experimental, noise, drone, XtetX, Jules/Valentin, Kecap Tuyul, Missing O, eg0cide
These three last years, our regular contributor Bertrand Barbier aka Sobria Ebrietas has focused on rather abstract and/or disturbing releases ( The Soundtrack , Üphemism , Ügenics ) under the Eurovision Über Alles pseudonym. Ashes of Light brings back the smoother and more harmonious side of his earlier project Sobria Ebrietas. At the first encounter, this album is quite an easy listen thanks to catchy melodies, uplifting beats and well chosen samples, but the subtility of compositions and... Topics: atmospheric, electronic, ambient, experimental, Sobria Ebrietas, eg0cide
After the minimal and droney Energy of the Multiverse , Jeff Sampson offers us a quite different album containing pieces recorded between 2003 and 2015, Mining Obscurity . This album lets us discover a wider part of his rich sound palette, while the whole remains very cohesive, demonstrating that the author has a clear and mature vision about his own work. The foreground vocal melodies in Unaware & Kage are very touching and catchy despite (thanks to?) their sober atmosphere - far away... Topics: ambient, Jeff Sampson, Jeph Jerman, eg0cide, experimental, vocalist
XtetX is a free improvisation collective that was founded around the end of 2014. It comprises from 2 to X members depending on the occasion. After various sessions as a trio and duo, their first playing time as quartet took place in may 2015 and gave birth to the material published today on their first album Nabemono . . Don't be mistaken by the introductory track : XtetX is not a rock band, but they've decided not to restraint themselves to a specific esthetic. They are able to produce catchy... Topics: improvisation, experimental, krautrock, drone, noise, free rock, XtetX, Doedelzak, Kecap Tuyul,...
With Tunnel Songs , Kecap Tuyul delivers his possibly darkest batch of half improvised ritual tunes to date. Prepared guitar is still at the core of his music, but voice and melodies are getting more in the foreground than before. The tracks of the album were loosely recorded between 2009 & 2014, and patiently mixed between 2012 & 2015 in various places. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ritual, shamanic, subterranean, prepared guitar, voice, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide
Ayato & Naoki Ishida have been collaborated online since a few years. Their blending of field recordings from their two countries (France, Japan) create a new, unstable but welcoming sound territory. Their latest album Red_control rec.played has a dream-like quality: a somehow arbitrary mixture that you accept as a coherent whole - as long as you accept the trip as it comes without thinking about where it can lead... Topics: experimental, field recordings, soundscapes, Ayato, Naoki Ishida
The eclipse of the sun that was visible in Europa on 20 march 2015 inspired some music to Slo-Blo an experimental DIY musician who also runs the Tape-Safe label. Périgée was recorded mainly with a cicruit-bended bontempi synth, guitar, a low-cost phone, loopers, effects . The result is a dense vibrating drone enhanced by an hypntoic muffled beat. High quality abstract ambient with a good blance between darkness and light... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, Slo-Blo, eg0cide
There are different ways to use electronic devices and computers in music. Some works that are produced with such tools are often criticized for being too mechanical : just a mix of various samples and effects. On the opposite some composers use electronics in a rather traditional way: like instruments they have to master in order to give life to what they have in their mind. Gusev K.P 's relation to electronic tools sound different to our ears: his works remind us elements of early... Topics: ambient, experimental, glitch, live electronics
Vicious Servant is the second album of dark ambient band Achondar , who take a part of their inspirations from video games. As they say themselves ""Vicious Servant" serves as an "alternate soundtrack" and is a tribute album to a classic 1998 French cinematic platformer, Heart of Darkness. Eight pieces that comprise the record are meant to complement the game's levels and they underline their menacing, dangerous and evil nature. The album is dedicated to the memory of... Topic: dark ambient
N. Fushigi is relatively recent one-man project based in Japan. Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, composer, his first album Terrorism was firstly self-published and we thought it deserves more exposure. This is a powerful work that combines various sonic nuances (industrial rock, darkwave, dark ambient) within a thrilling narrative structure (the author says it's an album "about dark places and dark stories centered around three main pieces called "Digressions" that depict various... Topics: darkwave, dark ambient, industrial, N. Fushigi, eg0cide
Time after time, Half Evidence 's sound becomes more incisive, and their playing more focused, alternating smoothly between meditative atmospheres and explosive intensities . Their new album Entreciel (consisting of 2 tracks improvised and recorded on 9 november 2014) features also a regular use of voices by both members Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul , which enhances the incantatory dimension of their music. Topics: experimental, free improvisation, Half Evidence, Charles premier, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide
After the the recent and rather droney/abstract Movements in Decay and the compilation Presenting the Past (which documented his early industrial roots), Stephen Surreal aka UNUNE offers another impressive album on eg0cide. This new version of the previously self-released Stone Swan Songs (containing alternative mixes and 2 long bonus tracks) could be considered as (one of) the missing link(s) between the two albums mentioned above. It was put together between 2011 / 2013 in 3... Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, industrial, ~UNUNE~, eg0cide
Between abandoned strings warped tapes and esoteric radio broadcasts, Ayato and Natalia Kamia have found / created a new territory to explore. They are not afraid of silence, they've patiently listened to the resonating spaces (inside / outside) and built 8 surprising pieces that will spin around your ears like sparkles from some unknow satellites. Despite of its short lenghth, Cluster is a very rich album, containing enough ideas to fill the full discography of less inspired... Topics: experimental, Ayato, Natalia Kamia, eg0cide
Let's starts the new year with one of our fidel contributors: CDRX . His new album The purgatory's public swimming pool is a captivating subterranean soundscape. This time some noisy / industrial-flavoured touches have been included, and the final result is rather dark and gritty, but with a very cohesive atmosphere despite of its heterogenous components. Topics: ambient noise, dark ambient, drone, industrial, soundscapes, CDRX, eg0cide
Are you ready to try the ultra-minimal side of electronic drone? Here comes the first published work of one-man project nnaai (from Rome, Italy): hdphnswrshp , 2 monochrome tracks that will penetrate you like winter's coldness. Topics: drone, minimal, nnaai, eg0cide
Jeff Sampson is an american singer / keyboardist / composer with a rich background in ambient and experimental music, but also free improvisation and progressive rock. Since our first listening to some of his voice-based music in 2011 (the splendid Requiem in shallows ) we wished to release some of his works. Energy of the multiverse was worth the wait. This long-form drone is very pleasant and subtle, a perfect soundtrack for daydreaming on a lazy sunday. If you enjoy this free download... Topics: ambient, drone, Jeff Sampson, eg0cide
After having publishing his recent album Movements in Decay , we welcome back Stephen Surreal aka Unune with a massive live compilation from 1979 until present, featuring incarnations : ~UNUNE~ ( 2011/Present ), Tears Of Ochre ( 2010/2011), Agony For Pleasure ( 1986/1993 ), S.K.U.M. ( 1979/1986 ). Presenting The Past contains more than 3 hours of experimental / industrial music, including creepy minimal stuff, noisy experiments, but also catchy rythmical tunes like "Primal... Topics: experimental, industrial, UNUNE, ~UNUNE~, eg0cide
Crepusclo 's third release on eg0cide shows a significant evolution in the artist's works. On this new EP I'm a comet - You are the world , he added some flesh and feelings to his usual cold and abstract style to create two catchy ambient dub tracks with more marked beats and upfront melody. But as usual with Crepusculo, this EP is completely hypnotic, carefully composed and mixed. Topics: ambient, dub, Crepusculo, eg0cide
Meho is back on eg0cide with a space-themed album : Dwarf Galaxies . But as usual with him, the atmosphere is rather cold and bleak - and totally hypnotic. So don't expect flashy, new-agey "space music" - and be prepared for a slow drift into the void. Topics: dark ambient, drone, Meho, eg0cide
Eg0cide welcomes french sound activist JKP (who used to run the antisocial netlabel) with a very interesting EP of experimental drone : Textura . Comes with a bonus video. Check JKP's site for lots of creative commons / open source stuff (not only music but various resources & creations....) Topics: drone, experimental, JKP, eg0cide
After the beautiful single Frozen Time , When We Live (the collaborative project between Kirill Makushin (Russia) and Jerry Norton (USA) is back on eg0cide with a digital version of their first full length self-titled album , that was recorded and first published in 2013 as a very limited CD-R. Their personal blend of melodic ambient pieces and droney, ghostly folk songs will be a perfect soundtrack for melancolic autumn evenings... Topics: ambient, drone, folk, When We Live, Kirill Makushin, Jerry Norton, eg0cide
Ghostly broadcasts - invisible life-forms floating around - soft flashing lights - forgotten rituals - your mind is constantly drifting... CDRX has just invited you for a new nocturnal trip with his latest album Terra Incognita Topics: ambient, experimental, soundscapes, CDRX, eg0cide
< UNUNE > * is the project of Stephen Surreal, a british musician active since 1979 who has taken part in the early industrial music vibe. His music has evolved through the years, it is often more atmospheric, but always original and challenging (don't expect new-agish ambient here!) Movements in Decay belongs to Unune's rather quiet and droney works. It includes abstract soundscapes as well as melancolic melodies - and always with a subtle work on textures and their layering. In... Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, Unune, < UNUNE >, ~Unune~, eg0cide
DR offers us an EP of minimal ambient music mixing synthesizer and field recordings. With its floating atmospheres based on simple but touching melodies, May is a perfect exemple of the emotional side of ambient music - a calming, and quite melancholic soundtrack for introspective, dreamy moments. Presentation by the artist: "DR is a Ambient project from Braunschweig, Germany. Uses Synthesizers, Field Recordings, Tape Loops, Pedals & some digital Effects to create Melancholy, Deep,... Topics: ambient, drone, DR, eg0cide
In his new album Larmes de feu (could be translated as Fire Tears), Mescalibur continues to explore the possibilities of his analogic synthesizer. This time the mood is rather dark and heavy. These 3 improvised tracks were indeed directly inspired by an intense state of pain caused by a long-term illness. Philippe of Mescalibur wrote more about this in text below (in french only, sorry) so we won't add more on this subject. All we can say is that the musical result is a powerful tornado of... Topics: experimental, improvisation, noise, drone, Mescalibur, eg0cide
I.Z. aka IDZeroNo is just back on eg0cide, waving . Don't be afraid, the experiment will be short. Just a stretched glitch in time and the decollated beat will reset your clock. Topics: experimental, I.Z. aka IDZeroNo, eg0cide
Spleen is an one-man project from Serbia which mixes dark ambient and atmospheric rock. Detest is an epic concept album dealing with the theme of misanthropy. It starts with an hypnotic ritual sequence, but later tracks also contains lots of industrial rock elements. All along the album, bleak drones, crushing guitar riffs, pounding rythms and haranguing voices join their forces to take the listener into a world of morbid fixations and reclusive anger . If you are not afraid to explore the... Topics: dark ambient, industrial, Spleen, eg0cide